Get Involved with Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center
Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center officially opened September 1st, 1967. The Center provides community-based services to children and adults with behavioral health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities and delays who are the most in need.
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities working directly with the persons we serve, as well as valued committee, council and special events positions. Volunteers are welcomed for short and long term commitments and we offer very flexible schedules.
Volunteers interested in working directly with the persons we serve will find the Friendship Link program most rewarding. Friendship Link volunteers are matched with an individual diagnosed with an intellectual disability for fun community-based leisure and social activities.
These friends usually meet one time per week for 2 to 4 hours. The volunteer generally provides the transportation to and from the planned activity and mileage reimbursement is provided. The Volunteer Coordinator has a small fund for reimbursement of activity cost for the volunteer and friend if needed.
Other volunteer opportunities include The Consumer Council, Garden Angel Program, The Friendly Visitor Program, clerical and administrative positions and one time special events such as the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference, Holiday Party for persons living without a home and the annual National Alliance for Mental Illness Walk and Fund Raiser.
For more information, please visit the ATCMHMR website.
Please direct any inquiries to
Volunteer Coordinator, Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center